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John O'Connor, editorial director, McKnight's Long-Term Care News

The Medicaid fog keeps rolling in

When the Supreme Court ruled that most of Obamacare could stay on the books, it included a notable caveat: States couldn’t be forced to participate in its expanded Medicaid provisions. Since then, this program’s boundaries have become foggier than an al fresco breakfast in San Diego.

Nation’s health leader advises how to deal with Medicaid funding crunch

Providers could be facing calls for cuts in benefits and demands for more effective drug purchasing in the wake of a letter from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to the nation’s governors. Sebelius sent the missive as a reminder on ways states could more efficiently utilize their Medicaid programs.

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